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What operating system do I need, so that when I run my cursor along the menu bar a window pops up, rather than a small text box?

I have window 7 professional & someone told me I need to dowload silverlight, which I did, but I still only get a text box above the menu bar, rather than a small window

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How do I get the Aero desktop experience? The following editions of Windows 7 include Aero:

  • Windows 7 Enterprise
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Aero is not included in Windows 7 Home Basic or Windows 7 Starter. You can find out which edition of Windows 7 you have on your computer by opening System in Control Panel.

The edition of Windows 7 you're running is displayed under Windows edition near the top of the window.
You also need to use a Windows theme to display Aero graphics. If you are using an Ease of Access theme, some elements such as transparency and thumbnail previews will not appear. To view which theme you are using, open Personalization in Control Panel.

The theme currently in use is highlighted.

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